Course Catalogue 2011-2012

Introduction to the Practice of Ministry

KNP1601HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): McCarroll, Pamela R.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the theology and practice of ministry within the Reformed tradition and how this relates to the students' emerging pastoral identity.

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UCC General Council

EMP1602HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: One Credit

This course explores the processes, polity and concerns of the United Church of Canada as they converge on the every-three-year General Council and as the agenda of the church emerges from UC discussions. It involves preparation in Toronto at the United Church Offices. The class is held for one day in May (May 3), for three days on-site at General Council (August, 2012 in Ottawa), and for one half day in Toronto (August 27).

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Group Spiritual Direction: Together Sharing the Journey

RGP2051HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Explores the theory and practice of group spiritual direction through readings, participation in a process of group spiritual direction and discussions. Through participation in a contemplative process participants willl explore how small groups are a good way for people to begin spiritual direction. Lecture, discussion in a group process of spiritual direction, short reflection papers. Attendance and participation mandatory. Pass/Fail.

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Celtic Christianity

TRH2134HY L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

The contemporary revival of interest in the Celtic world is a feature of our age. Heightened interest has led to the appropriation of the Celtic tradition for different purposes by different interest groups. The result at a popular level has been that the historical reality of Celtic Christianity is increasingly elusive as claims made about it become exaggerated. The purpose of this course is to situate the Celtic Christian experience of the spiritual in the context of its development in Ireland between the 5th and the 12th centuries. Topics addressed include the transition from pagan to Christian, monasticism, creativity and art, prayer, scripture, and evangelism. Attention is also given to the pattern of revivals over the centuries and connections between postmodernism and the Celtic tradition. Discussion forums, short papers.

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Shaping Space for Worship - Cancelled on Apr 9, 2012

TRP2134HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Robinson, Gerald

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 1000 to 1600

CREDITS: One Credit

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission.  Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

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Ministry without Prayer?

EMP2206HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Simmonds, Anne L.

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 10:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

We all know we should pray! However, an intentional prayer life is difficult to maintain under the strain of student or church life. In addition, many in the pulpit and pew feel inadequate in the practice and question the efficacy of prayer. This course offers an exploration of the "theory," but mainly the "practice" of prayer as it relates to the life of clergy and their parishioners. Classes will include lectures; experiential learning; individual, group reflection and conversations. Course requirements: attendance and class participation 10%; Integrative paper on Prayer journal 30%; two short papers 60%; possible class presentation.  Attendance at all four class days is mandatory for a passing grade.

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History of Christianity III (1648-present) - Cancelled on Apr 24, 2012

TRH2210HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course examines the history of Christianity from the Peace of Westphalia (1648) to the end of the twentieth century. As will be demonstrated throughout the course, the major catalyst for change has been, and continues to be, the constant tension between the inherently static nature of the historic Church and the forces of modernity. Throughout the course we will see how modern culture, which includes but is not limited to, contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, and painting, exercised an overwhelming influence on the development of eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century Christianity. Two short research summaries submitted online (40%), participation (20%), final exam submitted online (40%)

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Mystery of the Triune God - Cancelled on Apr 10, 2012

SMT2223HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Michael's College SCHEDULE: Tue, Thu TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Mystery of God Triune: biblical, liturgical, historical, and contemporary theology on the Trinity. Question of God in human experience, atheism, Trinitarian debates, feminist perspectives, the Trinity in the economy of salvation, implications for prayer. Lectures, discussions, short paper, final exam.

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20th Century Church History, 1900-1960

SAH2224HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: St. Augustine's Seminary SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Sketches 4 major cultural challenges facing the pre-Vatican Church, 1900-1960.Explores various individual attempts to find creative solutions to these problems, as well as the main official responses from the Magisterium. Lecture-Seminars and readings. Weekly email questions, three 2-page papers and final exam [take-home].

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Modern Atheism

TRH2253HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2012 INSTRUCTOR(S): Clarke, Jr., John W.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

This introductory course surveys the history of atheism and secularization from the mid-eighteenth-century Western European Enlightenment to the present. We will not only read selections from some of the most important English, Scottish, German, and American atheists, agnostics, and rationalists of the period, but also examine and discuss how contemporary political and social thought contributed to the rise of secular thought and gradual decline in theological orthodoxy. The course will demonstrate how the writings of atheists and theological rationalists have always been predicated on significant intellectual and emotional tensions between orthodox Christianity and contemporary culture. Participation, research summary, book report, online final exam.

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